wheelies without even dropping of the clutch


and gorgeous too





Monster S4R Specifications:

Type: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, water-cooled
Displacement: 999 cc


Gearbox: 6-speed
Ratio: 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38"
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1425 mm / 56.1 in
Rake: 24
Steering angle: 30
Front suspension: Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front wheel: Spoke wheel with aluminium rim, 3.50 x 17
Front tyre: 120/70 R 17
Rear suspension: Sachs fully adjustable monoshock absorber on the left side
Rear wheel travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear wheel: Spoke wheel with aluminium rim, 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre: 180/55 R 17
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 2-piston, 2- sintered pad floating caliper
Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper

Fuel capacity: 13 litres (of which 3.5 litres reserve) 3.9 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Dry weight: 181 Kg / 398 lbs (The weight excludes battery, fuel and lubricants).
Seat height: 825 mm / 32.5 in
Max height: 1150 mm / 45.3 in
Max length: 2180 mm / 85.8 in
Instruments: Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
NB: The conditions of the warranty are described in the warranty booklet provided with each motorcycle.


the good, the bad and the ugly (the Duke's the good & the bad)

Photos by Dylan Slater


Thanks to Barry Bywater, Wayne Doran and the guys at Ducati SA for the ride,

the Monster S4R is a fantastic naked bike... I absolutely love it.